Healthy Boiler wellness incentives return for third year

For its third year in a row, the Healthy Boiler Program is back and again includes an incentive piece. Beginning Oct.1, 2019, you will be able to earn $325 (employee only) or $650 (employee + spouse, employee + child or employee + family) as additions to your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) as part of Healthy Boiler 2020.

As a reminder, the Healthy Boiler Program has expanded beyond simply an incentive program. Today, the Healthy Boiler Program is a multi-faceted approach to overall well-being composed of five pillars:  behavioral health, financial wellness, physical health, social wellness and work-life integration. The Healthy Boiler Program provides care in each area by offering cost-controlled benefits and easily accessible resources that help Purdue employees (and their families) across all campuses transform their lives into the healthiest, happiest versions possible. Through each of the pillars, the Healthy Boiler Program:

  • Behavioral Health– advocates for integrated care programs that focus on behavioral health and community support
  • Financial Wellness– provides financial education and guidance programs that help ensure long-term financial well-being
  • Physical Health– champions health education, preventive care and ongoing treatment programs to help individuals achieve lasting physical health and overall well-being
  • Social Wellness– promotes opportunities that bring people together to foster collaboration and share common goals, contributing to both individual and collective well-being
  • Work-Life Integration– offers family-friendly benefits and programs that meet 21st century work-life demands.

2020 incentives

The 2020 incentive program will mirror the 2019 program in regards to requirements to earn incentives. All you need to do is have an annual physical and biometrics screening and upload your information to the Healthy Boiler Portal between Oct. 1, 2019, and Sept. 30, 2020, and you qualify to receive the monetary incentive for 2020.

An annual physical and accompanying biometrics data will provide you and your primary care provider -- whether that be a physician or a nurse practitioner – the opportunity for early detection if applicable, education, prevention measures, tips on how to manage any conditions you may have and helpful insight on how to help lower your medical bills. All of this is at your fingertips, plus you’re earning additional HSA or HRA dollars; simply schedule your annual physical and biometrics screening! If you have not yet established with a primary care provider, don’t forget you can do so at the Center for Healthy Living (CHL) on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus if you choose.

The information from the physical and the results from the biometric screening will be used by the CHL to provide employees with information to help understand current health and potential risks, and may also be used to offer services through the wellness program, such as, but not limited to health coaching, medication therapy or weight management. You also are encouraged to share results or concerns with your primary care provider. The only individual(s) who will receive personally identifiable health information are CHL/One to One Health (organization that manages the CHL) physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitian or health coaches in order to provide employees with services under the wellness program.

As in previous years, incentive payments will be made on a quarterly basis (January, April, July and October) through the employee’s HSA or HRA account. For those employees who have active HSAs, payments for both the employee and spouse will be deposited directly to the employee’s HSA. Employees without an HSA will receive payments to an HRA. A report in aggregate is provided to Human Resources at the end of each quarter indicating how much each person should receive based on completion of their physical and biometrics. Human Resources will not receive any personal health information related to completing the requirements. 

Protections from Disclosure of Medical Information

Purdue University and the Center for Healthy Living are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your personally identifiable health information. Medical information that personally identifies you that is provided in connection with the wellness program will not be provided to your supervisors or managers and may never be used to make decisions regarding your employment. All medical information obtained through the wellness program will be maintained separate from your personnel records, information stored electronically will be encrypted and no information you provide as part of the wellness program will be used in making any employment decision. The full disclosure can be viewed on page two of the Provider Screening Form needed for the biometric screening; it is available on the Healthy Boiler Wellness portal as referenced above.


Any questions on the Healthy Boiler Program can be directed to Human Resources at 765-494-2222, toll-free at 877-725-0222 or via email at For additional information on the overall Healthy Boiler Program visit the Healthy Boiler website.